Teeside’s Tom Joshua has dropped his new single Undergrowth, taken from forthcoming debut EP of the same name, due out on 9th October. Produced by Cam Blackwood (George Ezra, Billie Marten, British Sea Power) and recorded at London’s Voltaire Studio, the upbeat song is rooted in the surroundings of Tom’s home near Stockton-on-Tees and inspired by a surreal dream sequence conceived while out walking the dog. Tom talks about the track in a little more detail along with the venue he is keen to play next.

TF: How would you sum up the reception to your new single in one sentence?

My Grandma said it was the song she liked the least, Which is positive I feel.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?

Keep writing and recording songs, buy a new dog, create the Covid 19 vaccine with ingredients from the pantry.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live? Where is the next place you look most forward to gigging? 

There is a social club in Middlesbrough called the Westgarth, it has a lottery machine and about four beers, every local band plays there and sometimes someone’s auntie has her finger buffet 40th birthday there. It’s hands down got the best carpet in its postcode. I look forward to playing there again. 

Photo courtesy of Jodie Canwell